September 16, 2016 Subject:
50 years ago tonight
Slight low levels, but great energy and clearly the band is enjoying themselves. The crowd sounds like they're really digging it too, an so am I. A nice playful version of Lindy (reminds me of their Jug Band roots) and a brilliant Baby Blue. You can tell at this stage of their career, they're still getting their feet under them, but how old was Weir? 18? Stealin' lot of fun, and as already written, fantastic voyage with Pig on 'The Same Thing'. Wow ! He clearly was the leader at this point. My personal fav on this recording. Nice version, silky smooth. Great solos on all tracks and a real treat. A+
July 17, 2014 Subject:
I first heard this recording in 73 (releases by Pride Records in 72) . To this day I new I never would witness Jerry at his finest hour which is this recording.
The scale work is 12 to 14 frets of movement like a master jazz man with all balzy blues, and high speed bluegrass scales one song. I Know you Rider is on fire.
This is best Midnight Hour I have ever heard. The question and answer adlib between the drums/lead git/pig would make any black sole stop in his tracks. Jerry's solo have no lost sequeways on this version. A Banjo jam, acid solo, motown solo, blues solo and spot on ending at 18:21 minutes. Who the hell did that in 66? No one,
Dancin' puts anybody's idea of what acid rock is to shame. Ballroom dance on Lindy as good Chet Atkins. Blues power Schoolgirl,Same Thing and Hurt Me too.
Baby Blue is the first real electric version of Dylan acoustic tune.(forget anything the Byrds did). Jerry's vocal is a tear jerker. Great sophisticated (lots of frets used). Catchy lead git riff and great keys, bass drums, and rhythm git.
September 16, 2013 Subject:
You know. It's early. Would have made an excellent 80s high-school band.
September 14, 2013 Subject:
Wrong date, most likely
The songs from I Know You Rider on do not sound like September '66.
Listen to Dancing in the Streets, 2nd line:
"It's the winter of the year, but the time's still right for dancing in the streets"
Guessing it's sometime in December, Garcia's playing sounds more like late 66 early 67.
August 8, 2013 Subject:
Sounds spectacular! The order here is apparently jumbled up a bit - check deadlists or most of the other sources here - IKYR seems to start all of this and Midnight Hour closes. Amazing sound for '66 - you KNOW it's 66, it has to be, but it sounds wayyyy beyond where they were even four months or so before. Schoolgirl absolutely **rocks**, and listen to how much energy and excitement goes on in that 7 minute Dancin'!
That Same Thing and Stealin' are from unknown dates.
December 12, 2011 Subject:
very clean rip of the vinyl bootleg
This is a very clean rip of the same bootleg vinyl source material that other copies of this show are sourced from. I've spent a few minutes comparing it to the previous best available here - 95970. This version has less vinyl noise, hardly any actually. Very nice. On the other hand it has slightly lower levels and a wider channel separation, giving 95970 a bit more "punch". I don't think there's a clear winner. Which you prefer is probably going to come to personal taste.
December 11, 2011 Subject: